Masculinity and the Metropolis of Vice, 1550–1650

  • Editors
  • Amanda Bailey
  • Roze Hentschell

Part of the Early Modern Cultural Studies book series (EMCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Gendered Geographies of Vice

    1. Amundu Bailey, Roze Hentschell
      Pages 1-17
  3. Redefining Urban Masculinity: Taverns, Universities, and Gaming Houses

  4. Sexualizing the City: Cathedrals, Brothels, and Barbershops

  5. Remapping Misconduct: Sewers, Shops, and Streets

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-230

About this book


Leading authors in the field of early modern studies explore a range of bad behaviours - like binge drinking, dicing, and procuring prostitutes at barbershops - in order to challenge the notion that early modern London was a corrupt city that ruined innocent young men.


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